Great news! Together with Dragan Gašević and Srećko Joksimović, I’ll be organizing a three-day workshop on topic modeling at 2016 Learning Analytics Summer Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, between June 27 and June 29.

Hope to see you at the beautiful Ann Arbor!

Title: Topic Modeling

Abstract: With the rising amount of data about learning processes, there is a growing need for automated analysis of the large corpora of text that is produced by learners. Among different methods, topic modeling represents a promising approach which is gaining popularity in social science research. Topic modeling enables for the discovery of the hidden themes in the collection of documents revealing important underlying relationships within the document collection. The goal of this workshop is to introduce the area of topic modeling and different algorithms used for topic modeling to a broad community of learning analytics researchers.